2017 Call for Proposals

We invite you to submit proposals for posters and/or interactive presentations on four primary tracks:

  1. Teaching and Learning
  2. Assessment
  3. Valuing and Evaluating Teaching
  4. Faculty Development

PLEASE NOTE: In both content and title, proposals should focus on teaching and student learning in higher education and should address how innovations developed in the context of one discipline can be adapted to other disciplines. We discourage proposals that are solely focused on teaching and learning in a single discipline or on K-12 teaching and learning.

Submission Deadline (Final):

Friday, September 8, 2017, no later than 11:59pm
We are accepting submissions for posters, and we have limited space for some concurrent sessions. We will review submissions for concurrent sessions in the order they are received.  Once all rooms for concurrent sessions are filled, we will only accept poster submissions.

Interactive Presentations (50 minutes)

The Summit targets sessions that are grounded in theory and empirical research and that engage participants, modeling active-learning techniques. Preference will be given to proposals that emphasize practical, research-based approaches that can be adapted by participants from a variety of disciplines for immediate use in their college/university classes or academic programs. Presentations could also be structured as interactive panels.


Posters offer the opportunity to present research and teaching innovations in a relaxed atmosphere and to have in-depth conversations with colleagues. The Summit targets posters that document projects concluded or in-progress, providing quantitative and/or qualitative data. In order to fit onto the free-standing poster boards, each poster should be 36" tall x 48" wide. Font should be readable from a distance of approximately 5 feet. Push pins will be available for mounting your material. It would be useful to have approximately 30 handouts for those who want further information.

Instructions for Submitting Proposals

Create Account

  1. Create Summit User Account - Look below for Adding Additional Speakers
    • ‚ÄčEnter your email address, name and institution
    • Profile Image (optional): we encourage all users to upload a headshot profile photo. Presenter headshots are displayed on session and presenters pages.
  2. Submit Session
    • Enter Session Title
    • Enter Your Proposal Format
    • Enter Session Abstract: 
      Note: The abstract is limited to 100 words. Describe your session to help participants determine whether and how your session will benefit them. The abstract will be printed in the program EXACTLY as provided. Please check for errors in spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
    • Enter Session Description: 
      Note: Supplement the abstract by providing additional information that addresses: (1) the theoretical or empirical framework for the session content, (2) the disciplinary perspective(s) of the presenter(s) and how the presenter(s) will engages participants from other disciplines, (3) expected outcomes for those who attend the session,(4) [for presentations] active learning strategies you will use in the session or [for posters] how you plan to present your work and engage attendees.
    • Speaker(s) field should be populated with your User ID
    • Enter Additional Speaker(s): NOTE:  You have 2 Options
      1. You may enter the names, Institutions and email addresses in additional speakers text box.
      2. Or you may contact your additional speakers ahead of time and have them also create user accounts.   After user accounts have been created, select the "add another speaker" button underneath the Speaker(s) field.  Then select the correct username using the autocomplete.

Submit Session